The Morning Coffee – 20 November 2013

Top stories this morning include a follow up on last month's moral panic about erotica, a complaint about trying to find content in the Kindle Store, speed reading, more details about France's nearly successful attempt to charge a higher tax on DRMed ebooks, a commentary on Forbes being put on the market, the Kindle Paperwhite update,and more.

  • BA decides against industry initiative on offensive e-books (The Bookseller)
  • Cracking Amazon's Algorithm? The Kindle Gold Rush That Never Happened (The Huffington Post)
  • Far From the Madding Crowd? Far from Frictionless! (EduKindle)
  • Forbes: Running For The Exit 11/18/2013 (MediaPost)
  • French Gov't Rejects Plan To Tax DRM eBooks More Than Non-DRM eBooks (Techdirt)
  • Kindle Paperwhite 2 Software Update Adds Goodreads, Cloud Collections, and Kindle FreeTime (The eBook Reader Blog)
  • Less like file-sharing, more like gifting (The Literary Platform)
  • Mike Shatzkin | Shows Publishing Spiraling Down the Drain (TeleRead)
  • The Most Underrated Novels I’ve Edited (The Daily Beast)
  • QuickReader, ReadQuick, and the Rise of the Speed-Reading App (The New Yorker)

About Nate Hoffelder (10607 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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